Chichester Festival for Music, Dance and Speech

Festival News

This is where we’ll keep you informed of late-breaking news about the Festival. Please check here frequently to ensure you don’t miss important news and changes to venues, timings, special events etc.


Syllabus for the 2020 Festival


This is a warm and friendly greeting to you all!

It will be our 65th Chichester Festival of Music, Dance & Speech in 2020 which is an amazing achievement.  Over the years we have grown and adapted to modern day standards, requests and demands.  In 2020 we will see the return of the Dance Section and the introduction of brand new classes for Street Dance and ACRO!

We have exceptional professional adjudicators lined up for this year to encourage and inspire candidates in all our sections.

We look forward to welcoming you and receiving your entries.

Jenifer Pressdee


Ackerman Music West Street Chichester


Our 2020 Syllabus is now available here on this site and in printed form from :-

Change of venue for Piano classes

Please note that we have a change of venue for our piano classes. They will now be held at :-

Regis School Of Music

46 Sudley Rd

Bognor Regis

West Sussex

PO21 1ER

New for the 2020 Festival T-shirts and hoodies!

We have produced a Festival hoodie and t-shirt to celebrate all your hard work and commitment.

Limited numbers are available, so please order now to avoid disappointment!

Please click here for more information.


2020 Festival Programme now available.

The programme for our 2020 Festival is now available.  This year we have a single programme including all the classes in the Festival, Music, Speech and Dance.  Copies may be obtained from :-

Ackerman Music

42 West Street


PO19 1RP

Tel. 01243 781844